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Attorney Mark Jetton talks with WBTV about the alcohol laws within North Carolina. As Charlotte defense attorney Mark Jetton states, “You can look at it as a three piece part. First of all, you have an individual who gets intoxicated…then that person leaves the establishment and then either hurts someone, hits them, or even kills them, and then…

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Attorney Mark Jetton talks with WBTV about talks with WBTV about boating while impaired. As Charlotte defense attorney Mark Jetton states, “BWI stands for boating while impaired…the law of BWI is similar to that of driving while impaired but on a boat.” Mark also mentions that the laws are similar to that of a DWI, meaning having below…

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Criminal defense attorney Mark Jetton’s client was driving home late one night when he was pulled over for expired tags and then asked to “step out of the vehicle” when the Officer suspected he had been drinking. According to the arresting officer’s report, Mark’s client struggled to perform the Standardized Field Sobriety Test to a…

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Attorney Mark Jetton talks with WCCB about Spencer Merriweather, the new DA for Mecklenburg County. As Charlotte defense attorney Mark Jetton states, “He’s supervised teams, he’s been on the drug team, he’s been on the habitual felony team, he’s been on homicide teams.” Jetton says Merriweather can leverage his experience while still bringing a fresh perspective. “He knows all the…

Attorney Mark Jetton talks with Fox 46 reporters to discuss the June 2017 decision to require body cameras on police officers below the rank of deputy-chief both when on-duty, as well as during secondary employment. CMPD Introduces Body Cams In 2015, Now Expanding The announcement to require body cams came after CMPD started field testing…

Attorney Mark Jetton was recently interviewed by NBC Charlotte affiliate WCNC about the tough enforcement of DWI laws across North and South Carolina, with North Carolina coming in 15th worst and South Carolina coming in 5th for DWI’s across the nation. As WCNC reporters analyze the numbers, Mark Jetton shares his experiences with DWI defendants…

Since the police have no numerical reading of your breath can you still be convicted of DWI? We are often asked about the choices one must make when being confronted by an officer of the law during a traffic stop. In the course of a DWI investigation a person is often confronted with the choice…

NC DMV v. Client Practice Area: DMV HEARING Facts:   Our client had a driver’s license restriction where they had to have the blow machine in their car for 3 years.  During that time period the client had to provide a sample of their breath in the machine every time they drove the vehicle.  The DMV notified…

STATE OF NC v. Client Practice Area: DWI Facts:   After investigating our client’s case, we found that their drunk driving arrest was illegal. We filed a pre-trial motion to have the arrest thrown out.  After presentation and testimony of the evidence in court the judge granted our motion. All of the evidence obtained as the result…

Just as alcohol is proven to impair your ability to drive safely, certain prescription medications and illicit drugs have also been found to obstruct the ability to operate a vehicle in North Carolina. Known as drugged-driving, driving under the influence of drugs can lead to distorted vision, coordination and ultimately, accidents, injuries and deaths. This…